Alternative Dispute Resolution Essay

Alternative Dispute Resolution
A critical examination of alternative dispute resolution in the U.K. in relation to commercial and business disputes.
# 63195 | 1,655 words | 25 sources | APA | 2005 | GB
Published on Jan 05, 2006 in Business (Law) , Law (Business) , Law (Company)

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The paper examines the various methods of dispute resolution that are available to parties and critically examines the various disadvantages and advantages of the most popular methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). It also examines litigation and discusses to what extent ADR has replaced litigation.

From the Paper:

"The case management introduced by Lord Woolf has encouraged the use of ADR and CPR rule 44 has meant that severe cost penalties can be imposed by the courts if ADR is not considered or is refused unreasonably. This is demonstrated in the case of Dunnett , here Railtrack had successfully defended an appeal from Dunnett and sought its costs, when the trial judge had granted Dunnett leave to appeal he advised her to consider ADR, she approached Railtrack but they refused the ADR. The Court of Appeal held the parties had a duty to further the overriding objective of the CPR and that this included considering ADR, in this case Railtrack had failed to do this before the cost of the appeal had begun to accumulate. This attitude by the courts demonstrates the importance that is placed on ADR and it puts it at the centre of the civil justice system."

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